The Devil All the Time (2020)


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“Bodecker believed that people were like dogs; once they start digging, they don’t wanna stop. ” – Narrator

Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Sep 2020)

Brief Synopsis – The lives of various people living n Post WWII in the US midwest converge in unexpected ways.

Bottom Line – Such an amazing film that works on so many levels. They take the time to develop these characters in ways that one might never expect. The story expertly jumps back and forth in time and gives us such a comprehensive look at the lives of these characters. The best part of this film is that it truly is an ensemble and complex story because none of the characters can truly be seen as the anchor of it all.  There are numerous moments along the way where the story makes us believe that one or another character is the main focus and then things completely change.  The cast is super and really make these characters seem so real as they come to life. The narration helps transport this novel to the screen by giving us so much exposition and information.  Can’t wait to see this again soon in order to try and grasp everything that happens along the way. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The screenplay was adapted from the 2011 novel “The Devil All the Time” from author Donald Ray Pollock, who also voiced the narration in the film. It was the first time he has done any narrating, not even doing the voice work for his own audio books. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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